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Purvis High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 547 students

 
 

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Posted April 17, 2011

As a former student now in college, PHS did NOT prepare me in any way for college learning. The lack of leadership from the principal did little to engage learning in the school and discipline was a constant problem. Sports take precedence over learning to a degree it is degrading to the entire school.Books are outdated and in poor condition, labs were sub-par, and the facility itself has not been taken care of. I would suggest that any parent moving to the area transfer find an alternate place of learning for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Purvis High School definitely did not prepare me for college. The choice of classes are abysmal, this school only has the basics in subject areas.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

Omg i love Purvis High School its like a great place to be because they are friendly and they dont look at you different its like your all the same.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2008

Purvis High is an amazing school, and is worth any students time. I'm glad that I'm being taught here, all the teachers are very kind and they actually care about you. There's enough students to where each teacher knows the students personally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2006

I loved going to Purvis High as it was a such a small school that the teachers and administrative staff really got to know the students and understand their needs. It did lack in 'advanced' classes and I found myself taking really basic courses as a senior just to make the required hours, but overall I was happy there and did feel that the teachers were always willing to work with me and help me in my goals. I loved the tight-knit community/family feeling I had there.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
87%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 46%
Black 10% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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220 School St
Purvis, MS 39475
Phone: (601) 794-6221

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